Acute care of older people

Wednesday 26 June 2013
Venue: Royal College of Physicians
Location: London

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With population ageing set to continue for the next few decades and the number of over 65 year-olds now outnumbering under-16s in the UK, 30-40% of the take in most hospitals now concerns frail older people.

Increasing numbers of older patients no longer come under the care of geriatricians and so general and other specialty physicians need to be prepared to deal with frail older people. Geriatrians have a role to play in age-attuning acute hospital care both in terms of the environment and process of care. However, all clinicians involved in the acute medical take must be able to recognise and respond to geriatric syndromes including delirium, falls, immobility and functional loss.

This one-day conference will provide a comprehensive overview on how to address the medical care of older people.

Held jointly with the British Geriatrics Society, the programme will provide practical information and take-away messages relevant to day-to-day practice. Highlights include:

  • The pre-hospital perspective – the role of general practice, the ambulance service and virtual wards.
  • The clinical challenge of assessing older people in urgent care settings
  • Safe routes home and thinking ahead.

All RCP conferences are valid for CPD credits - this conference is worth 6 credits.

What past delegates have said:

“The quality and pace of the speakers were really exceptional. It was one of the best events I've been to.” (2012 conference delegate).

We are pleased to offer a number of partnership opportunities for companies to be involved with the conference. Further details are available by downloading the brochure.

Who should attend?

  • Consultants and trainees in acute medicine.
  • All consultants and trainees who undertake general medicine as part of their clinical service.
  • Nurses working in the AMU environment.
  • Primary care clinicians with a responsibility for intermediate care and community rehabilitation.
  • Geriatricians

    Contact Person: Conference coordinator

    Contact Email:

    CPD Code: 79238

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